Hmmmm, what to do.

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  1. bantor

    bantor TPF Noob!

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    The Alberta government decided it would be a good idea to give every Alberta citizen 400$. Distributing the surplus I believe. But anyways, now I have 400$ extra just sitting here waiting to be spent. I could save it, but what fun would that be? So I Have norrowed it down to a few things that I want to buy.

    I could afford 2 of the following 3
    [​IMG]55-200mm lens
    [​IMG]cool new backpack camera bag
    [​IMG]Nifty cool battery grop


    Or just this

    [​IMG]Cool 19" LCD monitor

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Battery Grip! as well as the pack have my votes. Even though I don't know my Nikon lenses, so probalby not the best person to listen to.

    And I will be throwing my $400 into future education, so enjoy it :)
     
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    The lens is nothing to great it is 55-200mm but considering it is only 200$ I am not sure if it is the best lens ever.
     
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    Grip + rucksack!

    Rob
     
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    bantor TPF Noob!

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    I am beginning to lean more that way myself, not to mention if I do get those two I will have a little left over to.
     
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    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    since my monitor is going out I would say the monitor... but that's up to your current situation.
     
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    bantor TPF Noob!

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    Indeed, it is getting a little bit dire. The monitor I have now is about 8 years old. It's a 17" CRT. The colors are so bad on it that even with full adobe gamma correction, and full monitor settings, the colors and brightness are still not as high as they could be.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Well...well...I wanna move to Alberta! *grumbles* I wish my state would give me money *grumble*

    If you monitor is going, go for the monitor!
     
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    LOL. Ya, I like to complain about the cold, and about the...cold, but every so often something cool happens like oh say the government gives you money for no good reason.
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I vote for the monitor. We replaced ours a few months back and the difference is amazing!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Since I'm having a still almost brandnew 19" monitor, and a nifty cool camera backpack, and a 28-200mm lens - which is no longer quite that good, but do you look into the mouth of a gift horse? - I might go for the battery pack! There are no external flashes and lightboxes in your list... why?

    Ah, dang! all those things are for yourself, anyway ... grrr! Was for a moment thinking I was having a choice here ................! ;)
     
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    bantor TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the advice all!

    LaFoto: You see, I already have a flash, no lightbox though.
     

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